Surya Grahan, Solar Eclipse will be taking place on May 9-10, 2013. It falls on Vaishakh Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendars and Chaitra Amavasya in Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada calendars.
This Surya Grahan will take place in Bharani Nakshatram and Mesha Rashi (Aries Zodiac Sign / Moon Sign).
This Surya Grahan will be taking place during the night time in India and will not be visible in India. Hence, no need to observe or follow any ritual related to Hinduism. Pregnant women also no need to follow any ritual associated with Surya Grahan on this day.
The Solar eclipse of May 10, 2013 is an Annular Solar eclipse (Kankanakara Surya Grahanam). An Annular Solar Eclipse takes place when Moon blocks most of the sun’s light and makes Sun look like an annulus. Duration of this eclipse will be 6 minutes and 3 seconds (363 seconds).
As per the UTC, Universal Time (GMT)… the timings of Solar eclipse on 9-10 May 2013..
Partial Solar eclipse begins at – 21:25:10 hrs on 9 May 2013
Total Solar eclipse begins at – 22:30:34 hrs on 9 May 2013
Greatest Eclipse (Maximum Eclipse) at – 00:26:20 on 10 May 2013
Total Solar eclipse ends at – 02:19:58 hrs on 10 May 2013
Partial Solar eclipse ends at – 03:25:23 hrs on 10 May 2013
The Surya Grahan of 9 May 2013 is not visible from any city of India:
Jammu, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala (Punjab), Ambala (Haryana), Shimla, Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer (Rajasthan), Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Nanded (Maharashtra), Panaji (Goa), Bangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Mangalore (Karnataka), Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy (Tamil Nadu), Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Calicut (Kerala), Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Warangal, Nellore, Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack (Odisha), Kolkata, Howrah, Darjeeling, Durgapur, Asansol (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Agartala (Tripura), Kohima (Nagaland), Imphal (Manipu), Aizwal (Mizoram), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Gangtok (Sikkim), Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Agra, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Purnia (Bihar), Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Raipur, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), the enthusiasts can watch the Lunar Eclipse of this 25, 26 April 2013.